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Spear-Swerling, Louise; Lopes, Joao; Oliveira, Celia; Zibulsky, Jamie – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
This study explored American and Portuguese elementary teachers' preferences in planning for literacy instruction using the Language Arts Activity Grid (LAAG; Cunningham, Zibulsky, Stanovich, & Stanovich, 2009), on which teachers described their preferred instructional activities for a hypothetical 2-h language arts block. Portuguese teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
Yang, Changwoo – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study explored differences in eye movement on a Web page between members of two different cultures to provide insight and guidelines for implementation of global Web site development. More specifically, the research examines whether differences of eye movement exist between the two cultures (American vs. Korean) when viewing a Web page, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Internet, Web Sites, Eye Movements
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Niu, Weihua; Kaufman, James C. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2013
The article integrates the seven papers of the two special issues with a special focus on discussing the differences in people's beliefs about creativity between the Chinese and American cultures: How it is conceived, evaluated, and nurtured. It uses three metaphors to capture major differences in these aspects, and highlights areas with profound…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Creativity, Cross Cultural Studies, Attitudes
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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Sandarg, Jana; Wilkerson, Carol – Dimension, 2011
This article discusses the impact of the Standards for Foreign Language Teaching in the 21st Century on language programs at American universities. Surveys were administered to American students and to faculty at a university in Spain asking questions about the five goal areas of the standards. Responses from these groups were analyzed and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, College Faculty
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Chen, Kuan-Lin; Tseng, Mei-Hui; Hu, Fu-Chang; Koh, Chia-Lin – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
The study described the psychometric properties of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) when used in Taiwanese normally developing children and illustrated the ethnic differences in determining capacity and independence in daily function between Taiwanese and American children. The Chinese version of the PEDI (PEDI-C) was…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Interrater Reliability, Factor Analysis
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Chuang, Szu-Fang – International Journal of Training and Development, 2012
Globalization and technology advancement are creating more biculturalism at workplaces and learning settings. However, little is known about acculturation experience and its influence on a person's cultural values and learning preference. The research reported in this study investigates the impact of acculturation experiences upon the relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Asian Americans, Cognitive Style
Gilmore, Melinda, Ed.; Stewart, Philip, Ed.; Thomas, Maxine, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2016
The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit, operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering's research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. The…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Cooperation, College Students, Religion
Benjamin, Jane – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this research is to compare the rural education practices of China, Taiwan, Canada and the United States. International comparisons of mathematics achievement find that students in Asian countries outperform those from the USA. Excluded from these studies, however, are students from rural areas in China. This study compares the math…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Gilder, Eric – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article (part one of two) I will consider, using the dramatistic model pioneered by Kenneth Burke, the "scene" or historical cultural ground of each "highly developed' national/regional area (The EU, the USA, Hong Kong [SAR], and Singapore) in terms of their Higher Education (HE) systems. After these analyses, then I look to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Li, Jing; Guo, Fei; You, You – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Study abroad can be a life-changing experience, but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. We examine the experience of studying abroad at colleges in the US and China, which are the largest receiving and sending countries of international students respectively. Using data from two comparable national surveys that follow the same design, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Barrett, H. Clark; Peterson, Christopher D.; Frankenhuis, Willem E. – Child Development, 2016
Cultural transmission is often viewed as a domain-general process. However, a growing literature suggests that learnability is influenced by content and context. The idea of a learnability landscape is introduced as a way of representing the effects of interacting factors on how easily information is acquired. Extending prior work (Barrett &…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Urban Areas, Cross Cultural Studies, Children
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Morelen, Diana; Zeman, Janice; Perry-Parrish, Carisa; Anderson, Ellen – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This research examined national, regional, developmental, and gender differences in children's reported management of anger and sadness. Participants (8-15 years) were 103 Ghanaian children from a village setting, 142 Ghanaian children from a middle-class urban context, 106 Kenyan children from an impoverished urban context, and 170 children from…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Zdzinski, Stephen F.; Ogawa, Masafumi; Dell, Charlene; Yap, Ching Ching; Adderley, Cedric; Dingle, Rosetta – International Journal of Music Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare attitudes and practices among general music teachers in Japan (n = 135) and the USA (n = 136) concerning the integration of music with other academic subjects. Teachers completed a researcher-designed questionnaire, and results revealed significant differences in both areas. Music teachers from the USA…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Rodrigo, Ma. Mercedes T.; Baker, Ryan S. J. D.; Rossi, Lisa – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Off-task behavior can be defined as any behavior that does not involve the learning task or material, or where learning from the material is not the primary goal. One suggested path for understanding how to address off-task behavior is to study classrooms where off-task behavior is less common, particularly in Asia, in order to…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Foreign Countries, Time on Task, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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